Salt Spring Concert Band promises an extra special experience at its spring concert this Friday, May 5 with a musical program at ArtSpring called Beyond Words that draws inspiration from fiction, poetry and prose.
“Beyond words” can also be taken to describe the way the band’s long-time music director Dawn Hage is feeling as she prepares to say goodbye to her community, friends and colleagues. After 18 years at the band’s helm, this will be the last time before heading to a new life in Edmonton that she leads the players in bringing a theme to life.
The Beyond Words concept is one Hage has always wanted to present. Audience members are promised a full sensory experience, with story and poetry readings and musical interpretations of the tales, enhanced with special visual and lighting effects by ArtSpring wiz Marv Coulthard.
The program includes music illuminating such great works as Moby Dick, Les Miserables and Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The evening will also include evocative music from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Curse of Capistrano (Zorro), and the classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Showtime for Beyond Words is at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available through ArtSpring.